Live: Fear grips Nepal as quake toll crosses 1,500; people spend night in open

03:25 AM

Joseph Nathan, editorial advisor at Himalayan Times writes for The Times of India, warns of another crisis.03:00 AM

Members of Virginia Task Force 1 pack and prep their gear on April 25, 2015 at their Chantilly, Virginia, headquarters, before deploying to conduct search and rescue operations in Nepal. (AFP Photo)

02:33 AM

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal quake

02:09 AM

People in Nepal spending night in the open

01:39 AM

Fear grips Kathmandu, people spend night out on the streets and open areas of fear of more tremors.

01:37 AM

Nepal earthquake: Survivors recount horror

01:27 AM

Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with message ‘Help the Earthquake Victims’ at Puri beach on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

01:18 AM

US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal

John Kerry01:15 AM

Uttar Pradesh govt offers help for quake-hit Nepal

Uttar Pradesh government has assured all possible help to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake and will send water, food packets and medicines to the Himalayan country.01:15 AM

Israel sending aid team to Nepal after quake

Israel was sending a delegation to Nepal to determine what help it can offer after the massive earthquake there that claimed more than 1,000 lives, officials said on Saturday.01:12 AM

John Kerry offers condolences to Nepal earthquake victims

US secretary of state John Kerry and the White House today expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the neighbouring region including India.01:06 AM

A fourth aircraft with 160 is expected to leave Kathmandu by about 1am tonight

12:59 AM

Relief materials and equipment for earthquake assistance being loaded on aircraft bound for Kathmandu

12:47 AM

India’s U-14 girls team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake

Eighteen members of India’s Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation.12:44 AM

A fourth aircraft with 160 is expected to leave Kathmandu by about 1am tonight

12:38 AM

Have directed Army to lend all possible help to the civil administration in Bihar : Manohar Parrikar

12:37 AM

285 NDRF team members have been flown in from India in 3 IAF aircrafrts to assist Nepal Army

12:23 AM

Families choose to spend night in the open at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Saturday in view of next coming earthquake tremors. (TOI Photo by KM Sharma)

12:17 AM

Aircraft with 103 Indians rescued from Nepal lands at Palam airport

12:11 AM

Families choose to spend night in the open at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Saturday due to the fear of earthquake. (TOI Photo by KM Sharma)

12:04 AM

312 stranded Indians evacuated from Nepal in 3 IAF flights

11:13 PM

Watch: First batch of 55 Indians stranded in Nepal arrive in Delhi

11:10 PM

Watch: Over 25 dead, 133 injured in Bihar

11:05 PM

Watch: Earthquake death toll has crossed 1,500: Nepal I&B minister

10:05 PM

People search for survivors stuck under the rubble of a destroyed building.

10:03 PM

Nepal’s pain is our pain, says PM Modi

09:56 PM

Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharahara Tower collapsed. (Getty Images)

09:50 PM

People inspect the damage of the collapsed landmark Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower.

09:43 PM

India confirms two of its citizens have died in Nepal quake.

09:36 PM

Death toll in India: Bihar — 30, Uttar Pradesh — 12, West Bengal — 3

09:13 PM

IAF evacuates 52 Indians from Nepal.

08:48 PM

Death toll in India: Bihar — 28, Uttar Pradesh — 10, West Bengal — 3

08:26 PM

Bihar CM confirms 25 deaths in the state from earthquake

08:25 PM

IAF to bring first batch of Indians home from Nepal

08:23 PM

08:14 PM

Nepal earthquake toll rises to 970

08:04 PM

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07:49 PM

Earthquake triggers Everest avalanche, 10 killed.

07:43 PM

NDRF Chief OP Singh says that 5 NDRF teams have been sent to Bihar & UP and 10 teams have flown to Nepal.

07:43 PM

Indians in Nepal may please contact our mission in Kathmandu: Sushma Swaraj

07:38 PM

Ministry of Railways to send 4 lakh litres of Rail Neer in next four days to Nepal.

07:35 PM

I spoke to the PM and President of Nepal. Have assured them that our entire nation is with them in this hour of need.

PM Narendra Modi07:32 PM

7 pediatricians from Gujarat stranded in a Kathmandu hotel. Nearly 70 Gujarati pilgrims had a close shave with quake.

07:02 PM

UP government announces compensation for the quake victims

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav increases the earthquake relief to Rs 7 lakh for every death and all medical help to the injured for free.07:00 PM

Devendra Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal

The state government has set up a cell at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi to help people from the state to locate their relatives and near ones in Nepal. The helpline of this cell is 011-23380325 and will work under Sameer Sahai, who is Additional Resident Commissioner of Maharashtra Sadan.06:59 PM

Nepal’s pain is our pain.

PM Narendra Modi06:56 PM

BSNL to cut call rates to Nepal

It has been decided that for the coming 3 days, BSNL calls to Nepal will be charged local rates: Ravi Shankar Prasad on Nepal earthquake06:51 PM

133 injured in Bihar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar confirms reports of 133 people injured in the state due to earthquake so far.06:46 PM

Death toll in Nepal rises to 876: Reuters

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+91-11-2301-2113<br />
+91-11-2301-4104<br />
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06:36 PM

Massive rescue operation in Kathmandu, emergency declared.

06:27 PM

People search for survivors after the earthquake.

06:25 PM

First Indian Air Force aircraft with NDRF personnel and relief materials lands in Nepal.

06:12 PM

NDRF teams and relief material being sent to Kathmandu. (ANI Photo)

06:10 PM

At least five persons, including an 83-year-old woman, were killed in Tibet after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.

06:07 PM

Earthquake demolished temples

06:05 PM

MEA sets up 24-hour control room in Nepal

06:01 PM

Nepal quake death toll reaches 758: Officials

06:00 PM

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh is in touch with his Nepalese counterpart regarding their requirements.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar05:56 PM

Baba Ramdev had a narrow escape after the stage he was addressing from collapsed in Kathmandu earthquake: ANI

05:53 PM

25 deaths in Bihar, 3 in West Bengal, 6 in Uttar Pradesh.

05:50 PM

34 people killed, hundreds injured in India.

05:49 PM

Stairs of a school at Belbanwa in Motihari broken due to earthquake.

05:39 PM

Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu has been left devastated with roads split open, and homes and iconic landmarks collapsed into rubble.

05:37 PM

Family member of Indian Embassy staffer in Nepal is dead.

Foreign Secretary of India S Jaishankar05:33 PM

2 more aircraft will fly out later today, carrying NDRF teams. A third aircraft will fly from Bhatinda.

Foreign Secretary of India S Jaishankar05:29 PM

Nepal quake is the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

05:26 PM

Bihar announces compensation of Rs 4 lakh for dead.

05:25 PM

East Champaran DM Bharat Dubey confirms 5 death in his district due to earthquake.

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People carry the body of a victim from a damaged house after the earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Reuters Photo)

05:13 PM

Emergency Operation Centre numbers

05:10 PM

Emergency declared in Nepal after massive earthquake.

05:05 PM

Nepal death toll reaches 688: Senior home ministry official of Nepal

05:04 PM

Helpline number of the Indian Embassy in Nepal

05:02 PM

Death toll in Nepal after massive earthquake rises to 618: Officials

05:00 PM

Volunteers carry an injured woman after an earthquake in Kathmandu. (AP photo)

04:56 PM

PM Modi directs immediate dispatch of relief and rescue teams to Nepal

04:54 PM

Death toll in Nepal after massive earthquake rises to 597: Officials

04:54 PM

Body of a victim lies trapped in the debris in Kathmandu following the earthquake. (Reuters photo)

04:51 PM

People carry the body of a victim from a damaged house after earthquake in Kathmandu.

04:49 PM

Pillar number 84 of Gandhi Setu in Patna got crack due to the earthquake.

04:44 PM

Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal.

04:35 PM

PM Modi orders immediate dispatch of relief and medical teams to Nepal, directs evacuation of Indian tourists.

04:24 PM

Avalanche buries part of Nepal Everest base camp after earthquake, eight dead: Reuters

04:19 PM

1 team of NDRF has left for Nepal at 3:45 pm. 5 teams at Hindon Air Force Base and 4 at Bathinda, waiting to depart.

04:13 PM

One C-130J Superhercules aircraft of IAF has just taken off from Hindon with NDRF teams for Kathmandu. After dropping the NDRF team, C-130J will perform aerial recee to check road communication to Pokhara and return to Hindon.

04:01 PM

Nepal death toll from quake rises to 449, Reuters reports

03:53 PM

2 IAF planes carrying relief material from India to Nepal take off from Hindon airbase in UP.

03:49 PM

Nepal quake: More than 150 killed

03:46 PM

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says situation is stable in the state.

03:44 PM

Death toll due to earthquake in Bihar has reached 14

03:39 PM

I spoke to PM Sushil Koirala, who is in transit in Bangkok on his way to Kathmandu. Assured all support and assistance during this tough time.

PM Narendra Modi03:38 PM

Old walls of Indian Embassy in Nepal collapse

03:33 PM

PM speaks to Nepal PM, Shri Sushil Koirala and assures him of all assistance to deal with the situation arising due to the earthquake.

03:22 PM

Aftermath of earthquake in Kathmandu. (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

03:21 PM

12 aftershocks hit Kathmandu

03:18 PM

Buildings collapse in Agra, Siliguri

03:15 PM

Aftershocks are still continuing in Kathmandu.

03:08 PM

Deep K Upadhyay, Nepal ambassador to India, says that PM Modi is in contact with Nepal authorities

03:05 PM

Over 150 dead in Kathmandu post 7.9 magnitude earthquake, Nepal’s ministry of home affairs says: CNN

03:05 PM

Affect is more in Kathmandu valley, request India to provide us assistance: Deep K Upadhyay (Nepal ambassador to India)

03:05 PM

Deep K Upadhyay, Nepal ambassador to India, comments on the number of lives lost

03:02 PM

24-hour control room for queries regarding tragic Nepal earthquake

India’s MEA opens 24-hour control room for queries regarding tragic Nepal earthquake.

+91 11 2301 2113

+91 11 2301 4104

+91 11 2301 7905

03:00 PM

TOI reporter Madan Kumar reports: 9 killed, 30 injured in Bihar

03:00 PM

Kathmandu airport shut post earthquake

02:58 PM

Kathmandu main civil hospital says 36 bodies counted so far after quake, scores being treated: Reuters

02:54 PM

Nepal’s Kantipur TV shows at least 21 bodies lined up on ground after 7.9 earthquake: Reuters

02:50 PM

Indian Army Everest expedition team along with Sherpas are safe

Sitanshu Kar, Spokesperson MoD02:43 PM

Google India launches Person Finder instance

02:42 PM

Indian Army expedition at Mount Everest is safe

02:41 PM

Kathmandu’s Darbar Square in ruins after earthquake

02:39 PM

Several mountaineers reported missing as Avalanche strikes Mount Everest region. Indian Army contingent too present there.

02:31 PM

The national crisis management committee, headed by the cabinet secretary, is holding an emergency meeting in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.

02:30 PM

Indian Air Force transport and helicopter assets are on standby for any task given by the government.

02:30 PM

Defence ministry puts Indian Army, BRO and IAF assets on standby for any task in view of the earthquake.

02:23 PM

Former Nepal PM’s reaction on the natural disaster

02:22 PM

My prayers and heartfelt wishes with families affected by earthquake in Nepal and India

Yogendra Yadav02:21 PM

Helpline numbers of Indian embassy in Kathmandu

You can get in touch with Indian embassy in Kathmandu on these numbers: 0977 98511 07021, 0977 98511 3514102:20 PM

Historic Dharahara tower collapses in Kathmandu

02:15 PM

Quake triggers landslides in Sikkim

A series of minor landslides have been reported from various places in the state.02:10 PM

Many places have been badly affected. I am going to Bihar to give info to PM from field: RP Rudy, in charge of earthquake damage assessment.

02:09 PM

Many places have been badly affection. I am going to Bihar to give info to PM from field

RP Rudy, incharge of earthquake damage assessment02:08 PM

At least five reported dead in India: Times Now

02:02 PM

Five NDRF teams fearing damage due to quake rushed from Patna to north Bihar districts of Supaul, Madhepura, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi.

01:58 PM

The Dharahara Tower, built in 1832, was a historic landmark that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years and had a viewing balcony on its eighth floor.

01:58 PM

At least 50 people trapped in Kathmandu’s 19th century Darahara Tower

01:57 PM

We have decided to help the family of those who have died with Rs 2 lakh, and Rs 20,000 for those injured

Akhilesh Yadav01:53 PM

Extensive damage caused by quake in Nepal

01:53 PM

Injured people receive treatment outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal

01:52 PM

We have asked administration to be alert and help anywhere they can

Akhilesh Yadav, UP CM 01:50 PM

Grand Bhimsen tower before and after quake in Nepal(Picture: Twitter)

01:48 PM

Government has placed its disaster response agencies on full alert: Rajnath Singh

01:43 PM

Nepal quake triggers avalanches in Mount Everest region

01:42 PM

There is no preliminary report of damage anywhere in India due to quake, says home minister Rajnath Singh.

01:40 PM

Emergency numbers: Police range (Kathmandu) 4261 945, 4261 790

01:37 PM

I appeal to people to maintain calm. Officials out in the field to assess the situation: Delhi CM Kejriwal

01:34 PM

Second quake of 6.6 magnitude hits near Lamjung, Nepal

01:32 PM

Patients evacuate hospital in Siliguri (West Bengal) due to tremors that were felt.

01:27 PM

Media reports from Nepal say that historical tower Dharahara (similar to Delhi’s Qutb Minar) in Kathmandu has collapsed due to earthquake.

01:26 PM

Delhi quake measured 5 on Richter scale: IMD

01:24 PM

PM Modi speaks to MP CM Shivraj Chouhan

01:24 PM

According to reports, at least two are dead after Nepal quake. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

01:23 PM

At least two dead after Nepal quake

01:21 PM

Houses collapse due to earthquake in Anamnagar, Kathmandu (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

01:21 PM

Quake destroys buildings in Nepal capital

01:20 PM

PM Modi has taken report of the situation in districts of UP and Bihar that are bordering Nepal. He has also spoken to the Sitamarhi MP.

01:16 PM

The PMO has spoken to the Indian embassy in Bhutan in the wake of the earthquake. Embassy is in touch with top Bhutan officials as well.

01:14 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to UP chief Akhilesh Yadav about the earthquake situation.

01:10 PM

On instructions of PM Modi all disaster management mechanisms have been activated in districts of Bihar/UP along Nepal border.

01:07 PM

PM Narendra Modi calls high-level meeting at 3pm to discuss situation emerging due to earthquake.

01:00 PM

National radio of Nepal is appealing people to stay outdoors because more aftershocks are feared. It is also asking people to maintain calm.

12:59 PM

Several buildings collapsed in the center of the capital, including centuries-old temples, said resident Prachanda Sual:(AP reports)

12:59 PM

Dozens of people with injuries are being brought to the main hospital in central Kathmandu. There was no immediate estimate on fatalities.

12:56 PM

Nepal earthquake upgraded to 7.9 magnitude (Picture: Twitter(Guna Raj Luitel@gunaraj)

12:51 PM

Quake survivors with broken limbs rushed to Kathmandu hospitals: Reuters

12:50 PM

Nepal earthquake upgraded to 7.9 magnitude, only 2km deep: USGS

12:50 PM

PM Modi is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala, who is abroad. He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav: PMO in a tweet

12:49 PM

Everything was shaking: Patna residents

12:45 PM

Meanwhile, stampede in Kutchery (Varanasi) after earthquake. People were protesting against Arvind Kejriwal when earthquake hit. More details awaited.(ANI reports)

12:44 PM

In the wake of the earthquake, PM speaks to Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling.

12:43 PM

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in connection with the earthquake.

12:41 PM

Nepal’s information minister Minendra Rijal said that there are reports of damage in and around Kathmandu but no immediate word on casualties.

12:31 PM

We are trying to reach out to those affected in India and Nepal: PM Modi

News has come in about an earthquake in Nepal. Several parts of India also experienced tremors. We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal, PM Modi says.12:27 PM

We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home and in Nepal

Narendra Modi, PM12:27 PM

PM Narendra Modi tweets

12:21 PM

Aftershocks hit north India

12:20 PM

Some buildings have collapsed in Nepal capital Kathmandu, Reuters reported.

12:20 PM

The Delhi Metro, which had stopped its trains, has resumed services again.

12:20 PM

The epicentre of the earthquake is reported to be in Nepal.

12:20 PM

Tremors were also felt in Ranchi, Jaipur, Guwahati and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

12:20 PM

Massive tremors were felt on Saturday morning in Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and other parts of northern India.

12:12 PM

Massive tremors were felt on Saturday morning in parts of northern India around 11.45am.

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